Gilmanton Food Pantry Collecting Now for Food Baskets

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Community Church Food Pantry and Thrift Shop, in addition to providing staples on a regular basis to those in need of assistance, also provides Holiday Baskets in an effort to ensure that those families get to enjoy a nice holiday meal.

The pantry has started collecting non perishable items such as turkey gravy, stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, muffin mix, pickles and olives, canned fruit, margarine/butter as well as staples such as vegetables, sugar, cereal, juice, cocoa and coffee.

A  Pantry Walk on October 6 collected 800 food items and $500 in money donations. Gilford Honor Society students recently donated their time on Sunday afternoon to help rake leaves, weed, cut brush and sweep sand and many other tasks needed to clean and make the outside areas of the Thrift Shop presentable.

Sales from our Thrift Shop help to keep food on the shelves of the Pantry. Starting October 30, everything in the shop is 50% off. All the winter clothing is available and new items are added on a regular basis.

There are food collection boxes located at the Academy Building, the Gilmanton School, and the Year Round Library. Food and clothing may also be brought to the pantry during business hours (Wednesday 3-7 p.m. or Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Checks can be mailed to GCC Food Pantry at PO Box 6, Gilmanton Iron Works, 03837.